Republican Chris Jacobs got a major endorsement in his bid for New York state Senate. The Buffalo Building Trades Council met with and endorsed Jacobs Wednesday for the 60th district.

“I’m honored to be endorsed and I look forward to working with the Building Trades Council to continue the momentum we’ve seen in Western New York for years to come,” Jacobs said.

The council also supported him in 2014 when he was re-elected county clerk. The stakes are even higher this year, as a Jacobs win could potentially keep Republicans in control of the Senate.

“We think he’s the best person for the job. We’ve worked with him before and we just think he’s going to do a great job,” the council’s president, Paul Brown, said.

The Building Trades endorsed Republican Mark Grisanti in 2010, which very well could’ve been the difference in a close race. Grisanti was declared the winner after a recount.

The council represents 18 different unions, many with members working on current construction projects, like Buffalo’s RiverBend manufacturing hub. It also endorsed Democrat Diana Kastenbaum in her bid to unseat Republican Rep. Chris Collins.

Jacobs is the Republican committee’s endorsed candidate in the 60th, while Amber Small and Al Coppola are vying for the democratic side of the ticket.